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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Expect to see lots of Bubble Club chairs

Flickr user jwilly collects photos of New York rooftops of the rich. Creepy? Maybe. I choose to see it as socio-economic and anthropologically-based research.

Via The Moment blog at T Magazine.

7 comments:

karly / design crisis said...

oh, good link. Did you read her captions? kinda funny, kinda gross, but mostly kinda funny

Raina said...

Yeah, it's funny how the commenters are dead sure about the locations or purposes.

As luxurious as this building feature would be, wouldn't you feel like you're in the crosshairs all the time?

NerF should weigh in since she lives in NYC.

Chic and Charming said...

It does seem pretty fabulous, if a little bit voyeuristic.

Robin said...

I love it when other people's collections/obsessions allow me to live vicariously/voyeuristically.

I wonder if there are any "Rear Window" type moments...

Fifi Flowers said...

I love that ROOFTOP!

The Nerdy Fashionista said...

ehhhh... this kind of creeps me out, actually. We have a client who is extremely private, to the point of putting blackout shades and light-filtering film on all his windows, and his roof garden is one of his favorite places to hang out because as far as he knows, no one can see him. Also the comments are weirdly poisonous, like "oh you gross ostentatious rich bastards with your yuppie roof gardens." Jesus Christ, chill out people.

Raina said...

I didn't see any ostentatiousness in the pictures. Just people using their roofs like other people use their backyards.

Anonymity brings out the stoopid in people.

And my only NYC rooftop experiences are the ones I lived vicariously through SATC (don't make fun!). The girls' summer BBQ with Teh Gayz and Richard's insane apartment with the rooftop pool.